A Conversation for Mnemonics and Other Learning Devices
Catwoman Started conversation Aug 16, 2002
sin x = opposite/hypoteneuse
cos x = adjacent/hypoteneuse
tan x = opposite/adjacent
soh cah toa
I've heard a few, but 'some old hags can always hide their own age' stuck most.
Phil Posted Aug 20, 2002
The one I was told about and still remember is that:
Tommy On A
Ship Of His
Caught A Herring
Melon Collie Posted Aug 20, 2002
The one that always stuck with me was "The Great Chief Sohcahtoa."
"Sohcahtoa, Sohcahtoa, Tell me some mo-ah."
(thank you, Mr. Dimodica)
Felonious Monk - h2g2s very own Bogeyman Posted Aug 20, 2002
"Now I even I
Would celebrate in rhymes unapt
The great immortal Syracusan
Who in his wondrous lore
Passed on before
Gave men his guidance
How to circles mensurate."
Count the letters, if the poem's theme hasn't already given the game away.
Catwoman Posted Aug 20, 2002
3 . 1 4 1 5 9
Okay, that's as far as I know.
But how much more do you NEED to know, really?
Metal Chicken Posted Aug 20, 2002
How I need a drink, alcoholic of course !
(is as far as I can remember and more digits than I've ever needed to know)
Felonious Monk - h2g2s very own Bogeyman Posted Aug 21, 2002
Catwoman Posted Aug 24, 2002
Researcher 203096 Posted Sep 13, 2002
The one I remember best is Smiles Of Happiness Come After Having Tankards Of Ale. My maths teacher looked suitably embarrassed as she taught this to the class full of 12 year olds!
Catwoman Posted Sep 13, 2002
I just recieved an email saying 'well done, something you wrote is in the edited guide' but can't see anything that I said in the entry.
Oh well, I'll take credit if they insist in giving it to me.
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- 1: Catwoman (Aug 16, 2002)
- 2: Phil (Aug 20, 2002)
- 3: Melon Collie (Aug 20, 2002)
- 4: Felonious Monk - h2g2s very own Bogeyman (Aug 20, 2002)
- 5: Catwoman (Aug 20, 2002)
- 6: Metal Chicken (Aug 20, 2002)
- 7: Felonious Monk - h2g2s very own Bogeyman (Aug 21, 2002)
- 8: Catwoman (Aug 24, 2002)
- 9: Researcher 203096 (Sep 13, 2002)
- 10: Catwoman (Sep 13, 2002)